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My 2010 RKC came with the 407 on rear and 408 on the front. When I replaced the rear Wham! Almost 500 bucks. Now I'm getting ready to replace the front (18,000 mi and a 2 on the tread gauge) My question is can I replace the front with a 402 instead of the 408. Online dealer cost's 145 and local dealer wants 235 for the 408. The 407 & 8 can only be purchased at the dealer no online sales. Does anybody know if there is a big difference between the two tires and would it make any difference by having the 407 on the rear and 402 on the front. Does Dunlop make the 408 under a different name? The Dlr will install tires you purchase elsewhere no increase in installation cost.
 

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I ran 402's for many years. Took a chance on a 404 and they suck (made in Indonesia). Have more 402;s on order. Can't tell you anything about the 408's.
 

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I believe the 402 in the front will wear better. My first 408 got 17k,402 get double that.Got tired of dunlops cupping and now have a set of Shinkos radials with 6k on them wearing great.$210.00 for a set shipped to my door.Chaparrel online.A set of tires for less than one rear.
 

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Look into a set of american elites by dunlop. The stock 407-408 and the american elites have the same carcuss and tread compounds. They are a multi tread tire meaning the center is harder for long tread life and softer on sides for traction in curves. I've had both on my 2010 ultra and both got around 13k. I would venture to say the 402 is not built with the multi tread ao you would be lucky to get 8-10k out of it.
 

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I would venture to say the 402 is not built with the multi tread ao you would be lucky to get 8-10k out of it.[/QUOTE]

402 is not made in a 180/65 16. For a front tire it is. 402s on the front on baggers have lasted almost 3 to 1 to rear.
25-30k is norm.
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I'll second the comments on the Dunlop American Elite tires. I replaced the tires on my 2010 Road King with them at 19,000 miles. They are identical to the original tires except for the lack of the Harley logo on the side. Great tires.
 
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